Institutional Giving Associate

itrek | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 8/01/2022

About itrek

itrek introduces tomorrow’s leaders in business, law, policy and STEM to Israel, helping them experience the country firsthand through peer-led, week-long treks. itrek’s unique peer-led model empowers students at the world’s top graduate programs to craft and lead an authentic experience for their classmates; experiences that reflect the diverse interests of the program’s participants and fields of study. Whether it’s meeting with members of Knesset, justices of the Supreme Court or technology companies, every trek brings Israel to life through a combination of education, culture and fun. Since its founding in 2011, over 20,000 graduate students across 103 nationalities have visited Israel with itrek, returning to campus with a more nuanced understanding and appreciation of Israel. 

itrek is a growing 25-person team based in New York and Israel that continues to operate as a fast-moving and nimble organization. We love exploring new ideas and collaborating as a team to push ourselves and our thinking.

Position Overview

itrek seeks an Institutional Giving Associate to develop strategies, prepare grant proposals and reports, and assist with other written communications to donors and prospects. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and overall communicator with an eye for detail and organization.   

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage the grant process, including preparing and submitting proposals and reports to itrek’s institutional partners and prospective partners
  • Handle various Development-related communications on behalf of the CEO and CGO
  • Strategize for, participate in and oversee follow-up from meetings (virtual and in-person) with several institutional partners
  • Provide prospect research on current and prospective foundations, and other donors and prospects as needed
  • Partner with the Finance team to supply budget-related information aligned with proposals’ and reports’ narratives
  • Maintain current records in database and project management tools, including grant tracking and reporting
  • Provide assistance on other fundraising projects, including tasks related to alumni fundraising and major gift fundraising

Skills and Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years professional experience with a focus on writing
  • Passion for itrek’s mission
  • Ability to synthesize information and write persuasively 
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills in English 
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines 
  • Proactive and self-driven, while also able to collaborate across teams
  • Excitement to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, committed team


  • Dynamic and fast growing non-profit organization
  • Generous vacation time package including Jewish and American holidays and the ability to leave early for Shabbat and Jewish holidays
  • Paid sick leave and parental leave
  • High quality Medical, Vision, and Dental plans available
  • 5% company match on retirement savings in company 401K

Salary range $50,000-$60,000; commensurate with experience

If you have questions, please email [email protected]

itrek is a hybrid work environment with a minimum of two days per week in the office. To be employed by itrek you must be fully vaccinated and to work in the office/attend in-person company events you either need to be up-to-date with your booster shot or comply with a testing requirement.

itrek is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

Salary50000.00 - 60000.00 Annual
Full Time
Development Associate | Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Philanthropy | Planned Giving
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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